League News

Vanarama National League Roundup

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Sun 17 Sep 2017
Posted in League

In the day’s early kick on BT Sport, Hartlepool came from behind to defeat Leyton Orient and extend their unbeaten run to five matches.

Former West Ham midfielder Jobi McAnuff opened the scoring for Leyton Orient in the opening 20 minutes but goals from Rhys Oakes and Jonathan Franks, the latter scoring his fourth goals in his last five matches, gave Hartlepool all three points.

A last-minute goal from Byron Harrison secured Barrow a 1-1 draw at home to bottom side Torquay at Holker Street.

James Gray’s opener in the sixth minute looked to set to earn Torquay their first victory of the season but a last-gasp leveller from Harrison gave Barrow a sixth draw in 2017/18.

Bromley moved into the play-off places with a dramatic 1-0 victory over Solihull Moors at Damson Park.

George Porter, who played just nine minutes of the game after coming off from the bench, scored the winner in the 88th minute as Bromley earned successive league wins.

Meanwhile, Solihull have now lost five of their last six and are five points adrift of safety from the relegation places.

Dover earned their biggest win of the season as they thrashed Chester 4-0 to put themselves in second place this weekend.

Giancarlo Gallifuoco gave Dover a one-goal half-time lead before second-half strikes from Mitchell Pinnock, Nortei Nortey and Mitch Brundle secured a dominant victory.

The Whites are now level on points with league leaders Aldershot whilst Chester’s run of just one win in 11 matches leaves them in 21st.

Eastleigh and Fylde played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Ten Acres as both sides’ winless runs in the league continued.

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Reda Johnson put Dover ahead on his return to the side before an equaliser from Fylde late in the half through Henry Jones.

Ex-Birmingham midfielder Gary McSheffrey scored his first of the season to put Eastleigh back in front but Fylde fought back once more to level the scores with Jordan Tunnicliffe equalising on the hour mark.

Last season’s play-off finalist Tranmere Rovers continued their slow start to the season after they were held to 0-0 draw away to newly promoted Ebbsfleet.

Tranmere’s Jay McEveley was shown a red card in the 48th minute when he received his second booking but Rovers managed to hold on to secure a point on the road.

Micky Mellon’s side now sit 17th in the table whilst Ebbsfleet have now drawn eight of their last nine matches.

Aldershot moved to the top of the table with a narrow 1-0 away victory against Gateshead at The International Stadium.

Frenchmen Fabien Robert scored the only goal of the game, his first of the season, seven minutes from time as Aldershot secured their third win in their last four matches.

For Gateshead, a run of just one win in their last six games leaves them 14th in the table whilst defeat today is their first at home this campaign.

Maidstone maintained their good run of form as they comfortably beat Macclesfield 4-1 to move into the top seven.

Zavon Hines, formerly of West Ham, scored in either half whilst Alex Wynter and Joe Pigott scored the others as Maidstone earned their third straight league win.

Macclesfield, whose only goal came through Koby Arthur late on, now sit in 12th, just three points off league leaders Aldershot.

Maidenhead rose to fifth in the league table as they defeated Boreham Wood 2-1 at York Road.

Montserrat international Adrian Clifton and Ryan Upward scored the home side’s goals as they earned back-to-back wins whilst Boreham Wood’s own winning run came to an end.

Regan Charles-Cook scored both goals in Woking 2-0 victory over previous league leaders Sutton United.

Charles-Cook broke the deadlock in the 49th minute before completing his brace in the seventh minute of injury time in the second-half.

Defeat for Sutton means they drop to fourth in the table whilst a fourth win in five sees Woking break into the top ten.

3,916 attended the Racecourse Ground to watch Wrexham rescue a 1-1 at home to struggling Guiseley.

Portuguese striker Raul Correira puts the visitors in front in the first-half before a dramatic late leveller from Sam Wedgbury in the 96th minute salvaged a point from the home side.

Wrexham are now unbeaten in their six matches whilst Guiseley remain in the bottom four, having won just once this season.

Read more posts by FC Halifax Town